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Nippon Steel and Idemitsu tackle plastic waste in recycling push

Sending material overseas no longer viable in pandemic era

Of nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste Japan generated in 2018, 1.4 million ended up incinerated or in landfills. (Photo by Keiichiro Sato)

TOKYO -- Nippon Steel and other industrial stalwarts of Japan are strengthening efforts to make use of plastic waste instead of shipping it abroad.

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